Incidents — Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs

Greendale, Wasdale – Thu 14th Jun 2018 – Callout 27 in 2018

Team called early morning about a walker reported overdue from a long trip round the ridges of Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Haycock and Seatallen. With so much ground to cover our colleagues from Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team and Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team also joined the search along with the Lake District Mountain …

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Skew Gill, Great End – Sat 3rd Feb 2018 – Callout 3 in 2018

We were called by Police about 2 walkers reported overdue from a walk on Scafell Pike. Using the ‘find my iPhone’ function it was determined they were likely to be somewhere near the Corridor Route. Search teams were deployed from Wasdale & Keswick Teams along with a Coastguard Helicopter from Prestwick. The missing walkers were …

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Upper Eskdale – Sun 14th Jan 2018 – Callout 2 in 2018

The team spent 3 days searching for a missing walker on Scafell Pike. The walker was initially reported overdue from a walk on Scafell Pike on Sunday 14th January at 19:00. Team members who had already been to an injured walker near the summit searched in foul conditions but without success. Assistance was requested from …

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Upper Eskdale – Sat 21st Oct 2017 – Callout 90 in 2017

We were called by our colleagues in Langdale Team to help look for a missing walker last seen ascending Bowfell via The Band. The walker was found by a mountain leader and group on a night navigation exercise near Long Crag in Upper Eskdale. The walker was passed to us near Lingcove Bridge and after …

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Esk Hause – Sat 21st Oct 2017 – Callout 89 in 2017 (limited)

We were called by Police about a group of walkers who were reported as wet through and poorly equipped for the conditions, one of whom was also missing. The group were found by a mountain leader at the Esk Hause shelter. As this is in Keswick Team’s patch the incident was passed to them but …

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Straight Gill, Lingmell – Sun 15th Oct 2017 – Callout 88 in 2017

The team was called in the early hours of Sunday for a report of a walker overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. A search started at first light and when the walker was not found in the first few hours the effort was ramped up with search groups from Duddon and Furness, Cockermouth, Keswick, …

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Eskdale – Tue 28th Mar 2017 – Callout 19 in 2017

Team called late last night about a walker reported overdue from a trip up Scafell Pike. On investigating further it became likely the missing walker had joined forces with another and both were potentially lost on the mountain. With relatively little information to go on regarding their location we delayed a search until first light …

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Scafell Pike – Thu 31st Mar 2016 – Callout 10 in 2016

We were called by Police about 2 walkers who had become separated whilst ascending Scafell Pike and one had failed to turn up back at their car. In view of the freezing temperatures that night and poor forecast for the next morning it was decided to mount a search that night. As the point last …

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Waberthwaite – Mon 7th Sep 2015 – Callout 50 in 2015

The team was called out to assist Duddon and Furness MRT with a search for a man missing from the Waberthwaite area. Five mountain rescue teams assisted by search dogs searched overnight and through the following day. Just before dark the man was spotted by a member of the public on Raven Crag above the …

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Cogra Moss – Tue 23rd Jun 2015 – Callout 24 in 2015

We were asked to support Cockermouth Team on a missing person search. As we arrived at the RV the missing person was found and we stood down.

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